New York : Lipper/Viking, c1999.
Profiles Proust beyond his reclusive and obsessive persona, as a lonely young boy, darling of Parisian salons, fame seeker, and troubled homosexual.
LibraryThing member fraxi
Yet another short book on Proust, but very different from Alain De Botton's book. Edmund White concentrates on Proust from a homosexual viewpoint. Witty and anecdotal it may be, but White gives a succint overview of proust's life and work. Useful bibliography on the works, and biograpies of Proust. Recommended.
LibraryThing member thorold
More of an extended introduction to A la recherche du temps perdu than a biography, really — a handy little guide to what Proust is all about, with the emphasis, as you would expect from White, on Proust's sexuality, but also quite illuminating on his snobbishness and on his semi-hidden Jewish background. Very interesting.
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